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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Nov 12, 2010 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your impression of Jerry thru the years...

Are you suggesting that Jerry's weight gain over a period of ten years had something to do with Brent's increased contributions on the Built to Last album?

Personally I found this section of the 1989 interview alot more interesting:

"...Ideally, the thing we would do is record the shows, and after the show is over you can get a cassette of the show you just went to. We wouldn’t have the tapers. We’d cut all that loose, but we would still be able to provide music to anybody who wanted it from any given show. That’s kind of our idea, but then implementing that kind of an idea is totally out of the question. It can’t be done. That’s one of the reasons why we still let the people tape and so forth."

Of course we know now that many performers are making a fortune doing exactly what Jerry described here, offering recordings of concerts for sale the night of the performance. I wonder what would have happened to the taping scene if digital copying was as easy as burning a disc for mass consumption back in 1989.